Assange: WikiLeaks helping Snowden broker Iceland asylum

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said Wednesday that his organization is assisting former defense contractor Edward Snowden in an attempt to broker asylum for the 29-year-old contractor in Iceland.

Assange, marking the one-year anniversary of his stay at the Ecuadorian embassy in London to avoid extradition to Sweden for questioning in a sex crime investigation, told reporters on a conference call that his organization have been “in touch with Snowden’s legal team” to help in the effort.

Assange, whose organization also is the subject of federal investigation into the release of thousands of U.S. diplomatic cables, declined to say whether he had spoken directly to Snowden who has admitted disclosing details of two secret NSA surveillance programs to reporters at the Washington Post and The Guardian newspapers.

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